Dims: 1.7 x 1.4 x 0.9" (4.3 x 3.6 x 2.2 cm)
Wt: 1.4 oz. (39 g) w/ base
Liscombe Deposit, Monmouth Township, Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada
This small cabinet specimen consists of two rather warped Phlogopite "books" that appear to have intersected during their growth. Both are in good condition, showing little human-induced damage. The larger of the two measures 1.4 x 0.9 x 0.5" (3.6 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm), and the other is only slightly smaller. The larger shows reasonably good pseudohexagonal tabular form, but the smaller is misshapen. Both have the standard brown-black color and pearly luster. They are both attached to a small amount of pale orange calcite, to which is also attached a piece of a small apatite crystal. The piece is hot-glued to an acrylic base.